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Dec 16, 2012 7:00am EST
of the things that has happened since 1989 is the region called eastern europe has become very differentiated. these countries will longer have anything in common with each other except for the common memory of communist occupation. >> more with anne applebaum, tonight at 8:00 on a "q&a." >> "washington journal" continues. host: for the latest in the so- called fiscal cliff negotiations, we are joined by stand from -- stanley collender, and we also have josh gordon. thanks to you as well. stan, you were on last week and we ask you for the percentages. you put the chance of a fiscal cliff getting done at. this week? -- gettguest: i think there is o chance other than new year's day, and even that might be overstating it a little bit. right now i am seeing a 75% chance that they will go over the cliff. host: joshua, what odds would you give? caller: i have no idea. i would say that it could be 50 -- guest: i have no idea. i would say. the thing that americans and the public should worry about is whether they get something done soon. there is a chance that by inauguration day, something will be d
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
very little difficulty in distinguishing ourselves from the crisis that is in gulf and europe and especially greece. the other thing we could do is come to a midline course of action where you could actually -- what can you minimally due to cut spending? what can you minimally due to have shared sacrifice so everyone is sacrificing something in this game? the other thing we don't talk about -- the interest rates on the deficit have been the lowest in 200 years. if we went back to what it was 50 years ago, it would triple. ishave not got to thin leaderst not about being popular or well- liked. he may lose his leadership role. in the end, he would have saved this country from fiscal disaster, from bankruptcy, and a crisis that will affect all americans them that all americans. . all americans. host: what would you like to see done? is this a united opinion on the right when it comes to how it should be handled? guest: let's take the impact of the tax policies. that is a very good question. if you are a worker making $60,000 a year, head of household, and if your income bracket i
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
europe has become very differentiated. these countries no longer have much in common with each other except for the common memory of communist occupation. >> more on poland, hungary from the end of world war ii. from her historical narrative, iron curtain, sunday at 8:00 on "q&a." >> "washington journal" continues. host: congressman john larsen, good morning, thank you for being here. we are hearing about the back- and-forth of the fiscal cliff. where do you think that things are at with the negotiations? caller: i am always a glass half full type of guy. i think that speaker boehner faces a unique challenges in his conference, ultimately i do not think that john boehner will stand by and see the nation go over a fiscal cliff. i do think that there are so many issues that we agree on, on both sides. you can see this in a number of members, members who have come forward and said i think similar things. first and foremost, put the country back to work. putting people back to work is the democratic or republican, it is just common sense. we know that job creation equals deficit reductio
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am EST
in europe is 25%. like france is not where we want to be on tax policy. the canadians are at 17%. where you have high marginal tax rates, it slows economic growth. you can see it on the corporate side and on the individual side. we will over time take the corporate rate to 25 from 35. because it will be better for growth, we will actually have more revenue for the government and not less. with government growth at 4% per year, reagan levels, versus 2% per year, france over last 20 years or obama over last four, you do that for decades, the federal cabinet raises $5 trillion in additional tax revenue. the best way to get revenue for the government at such strong, robust and jobs-creating economic growth. unfortunately, president obama and the democrats have taken the opposite direction over the last four years. that's why we are in this mess. host: now to an independent in georgia, al. if i would push the right button. sorry about that. al, good morning. caller: good morning. the last time you were on c- span, i managed to get through. it was on the heels of you going to atlanta and to chast
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
than five had gone to elementary school in the united states. they came from china, europe, israel. we are not doing a good job in the states in making science and technology a profitable activity, where kids can commit their entire lives and careers to it. the best thing we can do is to invest in science and technology and mathematics education in our elementary and high schools. about the role of private enterprise in solving the problems. i believe that no import technology ever becomes broadly used unless it is commercialized and is an innovation that people want to use. there are smart people like the one building a private space company or another founder who has a fund in silicon valley. smart people who are trying to use private enterprise to solve big problems. i did not discount that. government and academia has its role. one has talked a lot about going to mars. he hopes to die on mars as a first human columnisonist. we had to build 30 saturn-5 rockets, each exerting 7 million pounds of thrust. n out ofhasn't gotte low-earth orbit. going to mars is like building the pyramids
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
on anyone? guest: the u.s. economy is still wobbly. southern europe is in a severe recession. germany and france are about to go in recession. when you have a shaky economy, piling on taxes does not work. spain's has been raising taxes. we have not seen anything like this with governments deliberately raising taxes on a scale since the early 1930's. they should be going in the opposite direction. they are putting more burdens on the private economies. host: somebody who may be in your income group wrote an op-ed about a month ago and this is part of it. i want to get your reaction. guest: in terms of income and what people effectively pay in tax rates, people and higher incomes pay effective tax rates three times those earning middle incomes in this country. salaried income versus capital gains gets confused. capital gains are no sure things. it is a high-risk proposition. there has always been a lower rate for capital gains. you would see this economy crater and hope of investment and go by the boards. bill clinton lowered the tax rates. to reverse that trend, that was a bad decade,
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am EST
put out a chart showing the value per u.s. worker you can get is relative to workers in europe and even in developing countries, and it is higher than it has ever been. well costs have tripled in recent years. the cost -- oil costs have tripled in recent years. the cost of getting into the u.s. or western markets suddenly cost more money prepared -- getting it to the u.s. or western markets suddenly cost more money. and gas price -- gas costs are 25% of what they are in europe or to an appearance -- or china. and as we have seen the standard of living rise in places like china, there is wage pressure. even though the average chinese worker makes a lot less than the average american worker, the gap has shrunk considerably, and their wages will rise by 18% per year. host: and that is what the second story focuses on, mr. china comes to america. we want to know that we are taking your calls in this segment as we talk about this in sourcing boom -- in-sourcing doane. -- this in-sourcing boom. the numbers are on the screen. take us to what is happening in china in this second story.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
at in the u.s., because we always talk about how europe works so well. would we want to go to a system that pays 10 years, not of the minimum wage on employment, but unemployment that pays $40 or $50 an hour. the company fired everyone in the united states, moved to china, and hired engineers over there. it is an automated plant that makes television sets, and it sells most of those television sets bacteria in the united states, so demand is -- sells them back here in the united states. host: mr. michael tanner? guest: a great number of economist would suggest that our reason why your pin unemployment rates have been so much higher is the european unemployed rates are so much higher -- european unemployment rates are so much higher because of the longevity of the benefits. it is a textbook about the fact that there is a huge problem in that there is a huge problem in
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am EST
happened since 1989 is the region that we used to call eastern europe has become very differentiated. these countries no longer have much in common with one another. >> more about life in soviet east germany from the end of world war ii through 1956 from her historical narrative, sunday night at 8:00 on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we want to welcome sarah kliff, a health care reporter with "the washington post." as we continue our series, we want to take a look at different aspects of what we can expect as we face the january 1 deadline. we want to talk about the said likely the doc fix. many people say you have to understand the doc fix. guest: it is something we have had since about a decade ago. back in 1997, congress set a formula for how to pay doc fares. it worked for about five years until the cost of health care started growing. what we have seen every year is congress passed a temporary pay patch to make up the difference. every year, we get to the end of the year and there is this in. gap. right now if we do not pass it, medicare salaries will go down b
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
companies, and they compete with global multinational companies from europe, japan, asia, brazil. in some cases russia. and these places, you know, many of these places, their costs are way lower than companies face here in the united states. so, if you start telling u.s. companies you have to pay higher wage s just because we're making a rule that says you have to do that, they're going to basically hire fewer u.s. workers and hire more overseas workers because they can do that. again, the way out of this trap is to develop skills that other people don't have. so that you are not one of thousands who can do some interchangeable job. if you are just sitting there with the same skills as many, many other people, you are stuck. i know this is very difficult, it's expensive to get skills, it takes time. we have a lot of people cutting corners, living with family, finding ways to get the education you need. it is absolutely true that peoples living standards are going down. one might only hope that our living standards are high enough that we can maybe cut a few corners, do what we need to an
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
and then given what is going on in europe and much of the world, that would be bad news. i think the number one job is to keep us on good, sound, fiscal standing and he has to deal with some of these outstanding issues. then you move on and you start to see things like education and how we deal with education in this country and the need for reform continues to be out there. working with the education secretary, it is going to occupy a bitter moment for this president. americans believe in education and of the it is the first step on that ladder to upward mobility. that is going to be a challenge that this president has to deal with them than he has to find these issues and then define them in terms of common ground. host: juan williams joining us on this christmas day. joining us from texas, this is ken. go ahead. caller: good morning. merry christmas. i live in texas. the people in east texas -- i don't mean to say it, but white people really do not like this president. you can listen to it on talk radio. they really hated this guy. now that the election is over, some of these programs are no
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
in the former can'tive nation, eastern europe, and remember those who are jailed just because they want political freedoms and liberties. two years ago after the brutal and bloody crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in the 2010 presidential elections, the human rights of bell reggie bush citizens continued to be violated by the length shenko government. nikolai remains in jail. the other jailed candidate, andre, was pardoned earlier this year and is in exile in britain. alex, the head of the human rights center, remains imprisoned after being jailed for trumped up charges of tax evasion. these are two of 12 political prisoners who remain behind bars under deplorable prisons in belarus today. the general human rights situation in belarus has not improved since the events of 2010, despite international condemnations and sanctions on the rejackson lee. in the 2012 report, belarus is not free in the categories of civil liberties and political rights and belarus ranked 193 out of 19 7 on the press freedom index. the rorners without borders press freedom index ranks belarus 168 out of 179 n
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am EST
system. one of the things that has happened is the region that we used to call eastern europe has become very differentiated. these countries no longer have much in common with one another. >> more with a pulitzer prize winner on life in soviet east germany, poland, and hungary. from her historical narrative, send a night at 8:00 on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: for the rest of the program, we are going to be talking more about the shooting yesterday in newtown, connecticut at the sandy hook elementary school. 27 victims including 20 children. we have broken down the phone numbers in terms of regions of the country. we have a special line for educators and administrators. if you work in education, give us a call and give us some of your thoughts as to what happened yesterday at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. we've got hte map up there which whos connecticut, hartford the capital. newtown in the southwest corner near the new york border. we will keep putting the numbers up on your screen. we want to show you the front page of the local newspap
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
grew up much of my life in europe. i understand they have strict gun control laws there. the top three in terms of fatalities until friday were in britain and germany. those were often used with assault weapons. people can get access to these weapons. host: this comes from twitter. there were some graphics this morning from "the washington post." the ban on assault weapons includes massachusetts, maryland, new york, and hawaii. 30 states require -- host: what do you make of the mental health requirements and awaiting periods? what about tightening those laws? guest: i think they will be on the table. there is probably a loophole in the system. on the concealed carry issue -- i do not own a gun. most people who have concealed carry gun permits use them responsibly. only is the 50th state -- illinois is the 50th state. as a percentage of the population, the police officers who are trained are convicted of firearms violations at the same rate as the private citizens who carry concealed weapons and have permits. i do not think it is more unsafe to have private citizens protect us then to h
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